Alison Liney has over 20 years of first class teaching experience. Her journey in education started with primary class teaching and moved into delivery of the music curriculum and more recently the art curriculum. She is now a specialist teacher in delivery of KS1/2 for Art and Music at St Joseph’s School, Aldershot.
Alison’s firm teaching belief is that music should be at the core of the school culture. It permeates through all aspects of school life and enhances the education of all children. She is known for inspirational school assemblies, choirs and Religious masses; where the children’s enthusiasm for singing shines through and is noticed by all visitors to the school.
Visitors notice the amazing art work around our school and how valued the children’s art work is by having it framed and displayed at many points around the school. All children are encouraged to achieve their best and the art work reflects the high standard they achieve.
My firm belief is that every child can succeed at art given good ideas and to let them explore with their own creativity.
Essential to Alison’s success has been a strong emphasis on classroom management and high expectations of behaviour. When these things are in place, better outcomes are delivered.
Alison has an in depth knowledge of the new KS1/2 curriculum in art and music. She delivered a key note speech on designers at a recent Hampshire Primary Art conference and is a key part of the Hampshire Primary Art & Design Curriculum Development Network.
Continued Professional Development (CPD) is constantly reviewed and updated by attendance on regular courses and twilight sessions. Keeping subjects interesting and up to date is vital and Alison achieves this introducing new projects at her school, for example, animation and community engagement projects.
Alison has embraced the support of Hampshire Music Service, especially with instrumental learning. Alison has a number of children learning an orchestral instrument. Her vision is to enable as many children to learn an instrument as possible.
English and Maths, for example, are rightfully the most important subjects in school. However, Alison believes that skills learnt in Art and Music are also very important and can help broaden future career horizions.
To work with Alison to develop either your own knowledge in this area or your Art and Music departments within school contact us below